MUST SEE

PALACE OF THE PRINCE BISHOPS FOR OVER 900 YEARS

STEEPED IN OVER A THOUSAND YEARS OF HISTORY

Auckland Castle is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings. Since the days of the Norman Conquest in the 11th Century, Auckland Castle has been a seat of power. For almost 900 years, it has been the palace of the Prince Bishops of Durham and although the site where Auckland Castle now stands has seen numerous changes, few will have been as far reaching and visionary as those which are set to take place in the 21st Century.

What Our Visitors Say

"I always love coming here and have visited several times since it reopened. Its marvellous to see all the developments and improvements, most impressive"
Visitor , March 2014
"It’s our first visit to the castle and I have to admit we’ve lived here for years and never realised what an amazing place we have on our doorstep. We both really enjoyed learning about the history and importance of our home town, it’s left us really quite proud and after talking to one of the volunteers I can’t wait to see the future plans. "
Visitor , March 2014